Declaration of major food allergens on food labels complying with FALCPA
FALCPA requires food manufacturers to label food products that are made with an ingredient that is a major food allergen in one of the following two ways:
Are single ingredient foods that are major food allergens required to comply with FALCPA?
Single ingredient foods must comply with the allergen declaration requirements in Section 403(w)(1). A single ingredient food that is, or contains protein derived from milk, egg, fish, Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, or soybeans, may identify the food source in the name of the food (e.g., “all-purpose wheat flour”) or use the “Contains” statement format.
FDA recommends that if a “Contains” statement format is used, the statement be placed immediately above the manufacturer, packer, or distributor statement. For single ingredient foods intended for further manufacturing where the “Contains” statement format is used, the statement should be placed on the PDP of the food.
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